On May 6, the Longwood Symphony Orchestra completed a banner 2016-17 season, surpassing previous highs in community partner funds raised; the Healing Art of Music™ eclipsed the $2M lifetime mark as a result of helping four of Boston’s healthcare nonprofits cumulatively raise in excess of $390,000 during the concert season.
The four concerts—benefitting Global Oncology (globalonc.org), Shattuck Partners (shattuckpartners.org), Caron New England (caron.org), and EqualHealth (equalhealth.org)—took place at NEC’s Jordan Hall in October (2016), December (2016), March (2017), and May (2017).
LSO Executive Director Nick Adams says, "this season is an important milestone for the group, indicating that the musical/medical mission continues to resonate strongly within the Boston community.” Adams says he’s seen a steady uptick in ticket sales and individual contributions, two key indicators of a healthy musical nonprofit. He adds, “we believe we have something important to say about the arts and their role in a healthy, vibrant, and strong Boston community.”
Led by Music Director Ronald Feldman, the LSO will soon announce its 36th season, featuring concerts to raise funds for both local and international medical causes.